More help is on the way for small businesses impacted by our health crisis. Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a series of new resources to aid small businesses and help California workers who have lost work due to COVID-19. Today, the Governor announced the state is allocating $50 million to the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank for loan guarantees to small businesses to help eliminate barriers to capital for individuals who do not qualify for federal funds.
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health has identified a third case of coronavirus in the city of Claremont. No information about age or gender of Claremont’s confirmed cases has been released by the county. Across all of Los Angeles County, health officials have found 4,045 cases, including 78 deaths, according to the organization’s website on Thursday.
Last week Claremont native Max McGuire reached one of life’s milestones, his 21st birthday. In normal times, literally a month ago, this would have been an occasion for a big celebration, or perhaps a trip to the local bar with friends.
But as Claremont, along with the rest of the nation, settles into the new normal of social distancing and closed gathering places, celebrations have changed, too.
Mt. San Antonio Gardens resident Marguerite McIntosh, 94, visits with her daughter Catherine recently through the window of her room. Another Gardens resident Jil Stark would ordinarily be speaking in front of chairs filled with residents hungry for new information, but these are not normal times with the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19. COURIER/photo Juniette Flota.
With Claremont Unified School District announcing that it is closed for the rest of the school year and all students moved over to online learning, thousands of local parents and caregivers are now in the unfamiliar position of administering de facto homeschools.
Each has adapted uniquely, with some taking a hands off approach, and others looking to bring more classroom-like structure to the school day.
Sometimes you really need to see it, to realize you actually are missing it. At least that's the way I felt when I stumbled into some uncut Claremont Village aerial video from 2019. So I edited old clips and mixed with similar new clips, to see how the city of trees has changed since social distancing began. You can imagine what I discovered. Most of the new video was taken yesterday. I have no evidence other than flying around town for hours—but I can't help but feel Claremonters are doing pretty darn good staying at home. Be safe out there. —PW
On March 30, at noon, an officer conducted a traffic stop on Foothill Boulevard at Mills Avenue for a Hyundai Sonata and contacted the driver and passenger. During the contact, the officer located a large amount of stolen property and burglary tools inside the vehicle.
Due to the amount of possible stolen property within the car, it was impounded for evidence.
Fewer cars on the road means less air pollution, helping create spectacular sunsets on the San Gabriel Mountains. And at 8,858 feet high, Cucamonga Peak is not only still covered with snow, it's one of the last places to see the sunset each evening. Claremont has some nice spring weather on tap this week with clear skies and high temperatures in the upper 60s. It will be cool at night with lows in the 40s. But rain is in the forecast starting Sunday, causing temperatures to dip into the 50s. Rain chance will be around 50 percent, with a good chance of snow in the mountains. Winter is not quite over yet. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health reports a third confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the city of Claremont in a news release sent out Wednesday afternoon. No further information about age or gender of Claremont’s confirmed cases is available. The County Department has confirmed 11 new deaths and 513 new cases of COVID-19 since its previous update on Tuesday.
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health reports a second confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in the City of Claremont in a news release sent out Tuesday afternoon. The county has verified 10 new deaths and 548 new cases of COVID-19 since its previous update on Monday.
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department released new cases of coronavirus Monday, which officials say stand at 2,474 cases across all areas of LA County, including 44 deaths. There is still just one case of coronavirus found in Claremont.
A painted lady butterfly rests on a statice flower recently in north Claremont. Following a very cold and wet March temperatures this week will slowly warm up and the return of seasonal butterflies is a welcome harbinger of spring. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff
The first draft of this piece was scrapped completely, as I sit now to write it again. What is happening in the real estate market has been changing so regularly based on new events, regulations and broader market conditions that unfold each day as COVID-19 continues to alter what is “normal” for everyone.
Want to get away? Back on March 9th, I attended and photographed the Claremont Little League home opening day celebration. It's the start of the baseball season! And around this day each year, hundreds of uniformed boys and girls wave their hats to the crowd while circling the bases, loud music cranked, as everyone enjoys the show. It's a classic slice of Claremont, and one that I made myself back a few years ago. So I'm publishing this video now in the hope it will put a smile on your face. No one knew at the time how our world would change so quickly. Stay safe out there. —PW